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DNA Testing Proposed For All Felony Arrests In New Mexico

March 10th, 2011 03:06 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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Hugh Pickens writes writes “The AP reports that a proposal to expand DNA testing to anyone arrested for a felony in New Mexico has passed the state House, expanding a 2006 state law requiring DNA samples of those arrested of certain violent felonies, such as murder, kidnapping and sex offenses. ‘We must give law enforcement the best possible tools to prevent crime and convict criminals, and requiring DNA samples from those arrested for felonies is simply the modern-day equivalent of fingerprinting,’ says Governor Susana Martinez. Under the measure, already enacted in a dozen states, suspects 18 and older will have to provide DNA samples — from a cheek swab, for example — when they’re booked at jails for any felony, as supporters says the expanded testing can help prevent crimes. But opponents contend the testing violates a person’s right to privacy and could cause police to make arrests on a pretext to obtain a DNA sample.”

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